Fractional CO2 Laser Specialist

Laser & Vitality Institute

Cosmetic Specialists & Cosmetic Gynecologists located in Orange County, Fountain Valley, CA

Dr. Devera provides Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment to her patients who want to rejuvenate the appearance of their skin. Her modern and comfortable practice the Laser & Vitality Institute is located in Fountain Valley, California.

Fractional CO2 Laser Q & A

What is Fractional CO2?

Fractional CO2 is a laser treatment that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin. The skin is removed in a “fractionated” method where columns of skin are removed leaving the surrounding skin intact to facilitate the healing process. This healing process brings fresh circulation with the healing oxygen and nutrients found in the blood as well as stimulating fresh collagen production. Fractional CO2 treatments are particularly effective at addressing age spots, sun freckles, liver spots, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest.

What does Fractional CO2 therapy treat?

Dr. Devera uses Alma's Pixel CO2 Fractionated Skin Resurfacing Laser and Exel O2 Fractional lasers, FDA-cleared treatments for ablative skin rejuvenation with rapid healing. Fractional CO2 therapy is ideal for treatment of many skin concerns including:

  • Acne Scars
  • Scars: surgical, post-operative, accidental, etc.
  • Stretch-marks
  • Large Pores
  • Wrinkles
  • Age-spots or sun-spots
  • Melasma/ Pregnancy Mask
  • Discoloration and uneven pigmentation
  • Fine lines around the eyes (“Periorbital Wrinkles”)
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Actinic Keratoses (precancerous lesions)

Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe skin damage, or you just want prevention and maintenance, there’s a laser resurfacing treatment that can be done for you. Smoother, fresher, healthier skin with improved tone, texture, and pore size, along with the softening of wrinkles and lines will be your final result.

How does Fractional CO2 laser therapy work?

The fractional scientific approach harnesses the body's natural healing response to injury. By creating thousands of tiny, microscopic laser wounds, spaced in an even pattern across the skin, but leaving areas of healthy, untreated skin between them, the lower collagen layer of the dermis is stimulated to renew and repair. With the fractional treatment, the evidence of the ongoing healing and rebuilding process is more subtle, taking place deep in the dermis, leaving the protective external skin intact. Patients typically take a few days off from work and regular responsibilities to allow time for the skin to begin to heal. The skin gradually repairs and rebuilds itself from the inside outward, stimulated to produce a fresh, thicker and more resilient layer of collagen, which over the next few months will fill out more evenly, for a tighter, smoother and more uniform surface appearance.